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by paulzo
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why we shouldn't Nordic ski in the backcountry
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: Why we shouldn't Nordic ski in the backcountry

What is it about this that seems to you to apply to nordic backcoutry skiing in general? Seems very event specific to me.
by paulzo
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Climbing skins vs kicker skins
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: Climbing skins vs kicker skins

Full width skins - often referred to as "wall-to-wall" - are really only needed for traversing on firm slopes, where only a bit of the edge of your skis are in contact with the snow, so you need skin right up to the edge. And even then, I have had good results with a skin that is full width at the n...
by paulzo
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: Trade? My 164 Objective BC's for some 171's.
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Trade? My 164 Objective BC's for some 171's.

If you don't find a trade I would be interested in buying those 164's.
by paulzo
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Will I wreck my leather boots?
Replies: 13
Views: 2594

Re: Will I wreck my leather boots?

getting them wet will not hurt them. Just don't dry them aggressively, as too much heat will cause damage.
by paulzo
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Corn dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Corn dogs

When i say transportation , I am not thinking distance. I am thinking poking around, exploring. I ski as a way to get around, rather than for the sake of the skiing. Also when I say I am a crummy skier I do not mean I am a beginner, since I have lots of years of skiing behind me - although not so ma...
by paulzo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Corn dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Corn dogs

Corn snow. Rolling terrain, with the occasional steeper bit here and there. NNN-BC boots, Skarvet or Guard Advance most likely. I am a crummy skier, but i like to explore. Think transportation skis. Recommend me something. Waxables need not apply.
by paulzo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: WTB tele touring boot, size 30
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: WTB tele touring boot, size 30

I have some Scarpa T3 thermos, posted here a while back. Excellent condition.
by paulzo
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: alaska sizing
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: alaska sizing

I ordered 46 and 47 in the alaska 75. I am usually 11.5 or 12 US in shoes. My other ski boots are 29.5 mondo Garmont excursions worn with a thin to medium sock. With that same sock the 46 alaska is about right just trying it on, might want a slightly thicker sock. My feet probably like D to E width....
by paulzo
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: alaska sizing
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

alaska sizing

So for those who have had - or just tried on - Alaskas in both 75 and NNN-BC, do you think they fit the same?
by paulzo
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alaska insoles
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Alaska insoles

got them out. no glue, just fitted in there so tight it seemed like it. Slipped in my orthotics to try the boots on, and almost couldn't get the orthotic out!